Allen Iverson Reflects on his Career with the 76ers

Allen Iverson remembers his days as a member of the 76ers before he gets his number retired this Saturday. The Philadelphia 76ers announced that they will officially retire Allen Iverson’s number “3” in a special halftime ceremony on Saturday, March 1, 2014 when the Sixers host the Washington Wizards.

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Iverson is one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history despite his small stature (6’0 and 165 lbs). He led the 76ers to their first Finals appearance since 1983 and played in front of thunderous cheers and sold out crowds.  Known as “The Answer,” he is one of the greatest finishers in the game. He leaves a lasting legacy forever in the hearts of Philadelphia fans. With boundless talent, he was always exciting to watch and had a flashy style that endeared him to fans all over the world.

Allen Iverson is, without question, one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sixers uniform,” said Philadelphia 76ers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “Allen left everything out on the court and no one could ever question his heart – he was relentless, fearless and pound-for-pound, was one of the greatest to ever play the game.

Iverson also ranks among the top players in Sixers history in field goals made (3rd, 6,962), field goals attempted (2nd, 16,543), free throws made (2nd, 5,122), free throws attempted (2nd, 6,576), assists, (3rd, 4,385), steals (2nd, 1,644) and points (2nd, 19,931). During the course of his career, Iverson would go on to earn:

NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
3× All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001, 2005)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)                                
3× All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2002, 2003)
11× NBA All-Star (2000–2010)                                        
All-NBA Third Team (2006)
2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)                        
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1997)
4× NBA scoring champion (1999, 2001, 2002, 2005)        
2× NBA steals leader (2003, 2005)

Iverson will join Julius Erving (6), Maurice Cheeks (10), Wilt Chamberlain (13), Hal Greer (15), Bobby Jones (24), Billy Cunningham (32) and Charles Barkley (34) as players with their numbers retired, along with legendary public address announcer Dave Zinkoff (microphone). Source: NBA

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